Where is ACI Certification Required?

Many local, state, national, and international building codes, specifications, and agencies require ACI Certification. Refer to the list below to ensure your project is specified for excellence.

This list may be updated to reflect changes or updates for requirements.


Testing Programs

ACI Certification programs assessing the knowledge and ability to perform, record, and report the results of concrete field/laboratory tests.

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Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 214 Guide to Evaluation of Strength Test Results
    • 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete
    • 371R Guide for Analysis, Design & Construction of Elevated Concrete Water Storage Tanks
    • 311.6 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services
    • 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
    • 522R Report on Pervious Concrete
    • 363.2R Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
    • 304.6R Guide for Use of Volumetric-Measuring and Continuous Mixing Concrete Equipment
    • 305R Guide to Hot Weather Concreting
    • 311.5 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
    • 318 Bldg Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
    • 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

Georgia State Building Code

ASTM

    • ASTM C94 Standard Specification for RMC
    • ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrte Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies

State DOTs


Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • PCI (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) - Plant Certification
    • NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program
    • NPCCA
    • ACPA (American Concrete Pipe Association) Plant Certification
    • NPCA (National Precast Concrete Association) Plant Certification

Aggregate/Soils Base Testing Technician

State DOTs


Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 311.16 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services
    • 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
    • 363.2R Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
    • 311.5 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

ASTM

    • ASTM C1077 Standard Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrete Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies

State DOTs


Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program

Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician -

Level 2

State DOTs


Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician -

Level 1

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
    • 363.2R Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
    • 311.5 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

ASTM

    • ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrte Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies

State DOTs


Concrete Strength Testing Technician

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 214 Guide to Evaluation of Strength Test Results
    • 311.16 Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete Testing Services
    • 332 Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
    • 363.2R Guide to QC/QA of High Strength Concrete
    • 311.5 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

Georgia State Building Code

ASTM

    • ASTM C39 Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Concrete Specimens
    • ASTM C1077 Std Practice for Agencies Testing Concrete and Concrte Aggregates & Evaluation of Agencies

State DOTs


Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • NRMCA (National Ready Mix Concrete Association) - Plant & Truck Program, Quality Cert Program

Masonry Testing Technician - Field

ASTM

    • ASTM C1093 Std Practice for Accredidation of Testing Agencies for Masonry

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • TMS - The Masonry Society (Masonry code TMS 402)

Masonry Testing Technician - Laboratory

ASTM

    • ASTM C1093 Std Practice for Accredidation of Testing Agencies for Masonry

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • TMS - The Masonry Society (Masonry code TMS 402)


Inspection Programs

ACI Certification programs assessing the knowledge to inspect various concrete installation and construction practices.

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Concrete Construction Special Inspector

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 349.3R Evaluation of Existing Nuke Safety Related Concrete Structures
    • 371R Guide for Analysis, Design & Const of Elevated Concrete Water Storage Tanks
    • 311.5 Guide for Concrete Plant Inspection & Testing of RMC
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

State DOTs


Cities (Actively requiring specific ACI certification programs)

    • NYC Dept of Buildings

Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE

State DOTs


Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

Cities (Actively requiring specific ACI certification programs)

    • NYC Dept of Buildings


Construction/Specialist Programs

ACI Certification programs assessing the knowledge of concrete construction practices in various specialty applications.

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Adhesive Anchor Installer

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete
    • 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

AASHTO (has adopted 318-14, Summer of 2016 )

Cities (Actively requiring specific ACI certification programs)

    • NYC Dept of Buildings

Advanced Concrete Flatwork Finisher

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 301-10 Specifications for Structural Concrete

US Army Corps of Engineers USACOE


Masonry Testing Technician - Field

ASTM

    • ASTM C1093 Std Practice for Accredidation of Testing Agencies for Masonry

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • TMS - The Masonry Society (Masonry code TMS 402)

Masonry Testing Technician - Laboratory

ASTM

    • ASTM C1093 Std Practice for Accredidation of Testing Agencies for Masonry

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • TMS - The Masonry Society (Masonry code TMS 402)

Specialty Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Finisher and Technician

ACI Standards & Practices

    • 302 Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction

Tilt-Up Supervisor and Technician

Other Associations that use ACI Certifications

    • TCA (Tilt-up Concrete Association)

Sample Spec Language

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